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Day Esama of Benin Hosted Private Screening Of Lancelot’s New Movie, Gbege

by Newstimesafrica

Esama of Benin, His Excellency Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion has continued to prove to everyone that he’s not yet tired of serving as a pillar of support to the creative industry in Nigeria as he  recently hosted a private screening of Amb. Lancelot Imasuen’s latest movie, Gbege, the Omodion saga at his residence, in Benin, the Edo State capital.

The screening of the movie saw close friends, family members, prominent personalities within Edo State joined the Esiama of Benin in his palatable residence in GRA, Benin city to savour the respected filmmaker’s latest offering to the world.

Among the dignitaries present at the august  event were  Vice-Chancellor of University of Benin, Professor Lilian Salami, Engr. Elvis Obaseki, the Managing Director of the Independent Television and Radio, ITV, and former APC governorship candidate in the state, Pastor Osagie Iyanmu .

Prince and Princess Osama Ereduwa, were also  present at the  event to show their support for a  worthy cause.

The movie, which is also known as the First Born Saga, produced and directed  Lancelot promotes the rich cultural heritage of the Benin people.

While it was being screened, the audience couldn’t hold back their excitement and love for the storyline and moral lessons embedded in the movie.

At the end of the screening, the audience hailed the popular film director for his creative ingenuity and story telling prowess.

They also  lauded the Esama of Benin for his  unflinching support for the country’s creative sector.

While speaking after the screening, Lancelot said the movie is part of the effort  not only to promote the rich Benin culture, but also,  to help change the different  misconception people have  about  the Benin  culture.  He also commended the Esama of Benin for his continued support for the creative industry and hosting of the cast and crew of  the movie during the course of principal photography.

“He also hosted us during Sam Dede’s birthday while on set of the movie and provided us location. So, it is only natural that he is accorded the very high respect of being the very first high profile personality to see the movie,” Lancelot noted.

Meanwhile, ‘Gbege, the first son saga’ received a resounding ovation late last month, when it opened the Nollywood Film festival in  Germany. The movie is  due for premiere in Nigeria in the coming months.

Starring the likes of Charles Inojie, Ini Edo, Nosa Rex, Sam Dede, Jide Kosoko, Ebele Okaro,  Omoruyi Akpata among other Nollywood greats  tells the  story of Zigzag, who  serving a life imprisonment insists  on carrying out his father’s funeral rite as custom demands. This according to him, is  to fulfil a sacred traditional demand as the first son of his late father. Will the law burge?







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